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  1. My first build thread here! I've been working on the Revell reissue of the old Monogram RX-7. Revell have included parts for both the street car and the race car in one box. Monogram originally had them as separate kits. It's been a great kit, with hardly any flash, excellent fit, and decent detail. It looks and builds more like a modern kit than one that was first issued in the early '80s. The paint is Mazda Sunbeam Silver, custom mixed by Splash Paint, with Tamiya clear gloss lacquer. This was the first time I've used Splash Paint and I was impressed. I've since masked the body and rear window so I can paint the black bits. The cockpit is unmodified. I used black paints with different sheens (flat, semi gloss, mixture of the two) to paint the various surfaces. The kit includes decals for tartan seat inserts. The pattern is also molded into the seats and I'm thinking I might pull them out and hit them with a couple of coats of clear flat or a very dark flat gray so they look more like they have cloth inserts. The carpet is black embossing powder. I stripped the chrome off of the wheels and painted them Alclad White Aluminum and then hit them with a clear coat. I still have to paint the engine, engine bay details, and tires, and then it will be time to put it all together. Comments welcome. Thanks for looking! Ben
  2. This one took a bit longer than anticipated, but its completed at last! Old Tamiya kit, started as a box-stock build for a online contest, but didn’t get finished in time. Mid-build, as the box-stock requirement was lifted, some aftermarket decals and small additions like foil, etc were used to liven it up a bit. Yes, the lights work, and it does run! And a few on a base before it got sealed in the case and put on the shelf! And here is the link to WIP thread in case you missed it. Thanks! Alex
  3. Hi guys. This is my first Under Glass post. The build was a long one and it was a lot of fun. I learned a lot along the way and here she is in front of my recently completed garage facade.
  4. Evening gents. I'm coming back after my big DBS let down with a build heavy WIP, Tamiya's RX-7 R1. I've ditched the BLAH_BLAH_BLAH_BLAH stock turbos that where molded onto the oil pan, cut out the stock air box, battery, and intercooler for a custom setup. For one, I'm using a Hobby Design turbo to run a single turbo setup rather than the stock sequential setup. I pilfered an intercooler from my R-34 kit and a rear spoiler from my R-32 kit for a few more custom touches, as well as Aoshima 18 inch Gram Lights 57 Xtreme's instead of the stock wheels. Gram Lights: A few engine shots: a little work on the exaust. The down pipe is custom made from sprue I heated up and bent to shape. It will mate up almost exactly with the turbo in the engine bay. I also used an exhaust from an aftermarket kit. It will have a slanted appearance that seems to be common now-a-days on STI's. It still needs work obviously... and the rear wing: All parts still need some serious cleaning up. Seam lines need to be gotten rid of and many of the custom parts need to be fully sanded and formed. I'm still in the mock up phase but for the actual engine, I'm getting ready to transition into the next step which will be running plug wires, oil lines, brake lines from the master cylinder and smaller details like a blow off valve and oil filter. The body will be painted telefonica blue (TS-51). The hood will be carbon fiber along with the front and rear spoiler. The rims will be model master metalizer gunmetal.
  5. Hey. I rarely post my projects on forums anymore but I figure I'd give it a shot for old times' sake. These are different versions of Aoshima's Mazda sports car kit. All three are painted with nail polish and cleared with Testors Wet-Look clear decanted and shot unthinned through my {Paasche H with a #3 tip @ 20psi. They will built as a part of a fictional club of street racers. The liveries will all have similarities and hopefully by posting this thread, it will motivate me to focus on finishing them. Thanks for looking. Antonio
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